This last week there was a lot of attention given to a man who posed as a woman on a free online dating site because he thought it would be easy…and he gave up two hours later.You can check out his thoughts on the experience over at reddit.I’m not the typical “guy” who posts shirtless pictures of himself on dating sites or sends unsolicited pictures of his genitals to random women.
This was data she was looking for not only to help her decide which organizations would be good funding matches for her foundation, but also to follow and track the progress and impact of programs once the money was in charitable organizations’ coffers.
Other than basic financial information captured in the 990 tax forms required of such organizations by the IRS, there was often little else to go on other than anecdotes and marketing materials.“You can’t make a strategic decision if you don’t know what you’ve got to work with,” Black says.
So where women are chased off of a dating service, a man is worn down until he slowly walks away.
Now maybe you think that an obstacle course is MUCH harder than the marathon men deal with. But I think that argument is making the opposite sex the enemy when really both men and women share a source of many of these troubles…
Its supporters range from Brandeis University to the Kellogg Foundation to Madonna.
But even then, gathering data is no small task.“We’re in these countries where there’s no access to high-speed Internet, and they’re on the computer for three hours to send a really basic file back to the U. Once paper attendance sheets and participation logs and records of service performed both by students in the United States and volunteers working on projects abroad find their way into Excel spreadsheets and into the organization’s database, it takes a full-time employee and the help of outside academics, experts, and analysts from graduate level programs at universities like Brandeis and support from places like General Electric to analyze and draw meaningful conclusions from all the information captured. “Data collection and evaluation in my view is critical, not just because donors want to see it but because you can’t go in and improve your programs without the strengths and weaknesses.”Easing the burden on nonprofits of collecting and interpreting data was part of Black’s aim from the start, when she set out to find a new way to assess her foundation’s donations as strategically as possible in the hopes of maximizing impact in and around Erie.To be sure, collecting data is an arduous challenge for even well-established, well-funded nonprofits.Take build On, which works with youth in six major metropolitan areas in the U. to build schools in poor, rural communities around the world.So the variable of how much women make doesn’t seem to come into play much in the equation of how many men approach women or how many write her a message or respond to her message and so on.So if you think about this, you could say, let’s lie on the attributes that the other gender cares about.The man who tried this walked away with the thought that online dating is harder for women.